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Torreira confirms Arsenal move ahead of medical

LucasTorreira - Cropped Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira (source: Getty Images)

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira confirmed he was close to completing a move to Arsenal as he prepares for a medical at the Premier League club.

Torreira, 22, is close to sealing a switch to England after two seasons with Sampdoria in Serie A.

The midfielder, who made five appearances at the World Cup, confirmed he was set for a medical at Arsenal, denying him a chance to return to Montevideo with the rest of the Uruguay squad.

“I was very happy to leave for Uruguay with my team-mates,” Torreira told Telenoche, having helped his nation reach the quarter-finals in Russia.

“But this is a good opportunity and I don’t want to waste it.”

Torreira is set to join Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos as off-season signings at Arsenal.

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